March is 'conspiracy' to push Imran into 'blind alley': Vawda.

ISLAMABAD -- Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda on Monday claimed the PTI's long march was a conspiracy to push its chief Imran Khan into a blind alley.

Mr Khan will never become the prime minister again, he claimed, advising the PTI chairman to think of those who could become the premier and investigate who could be involved in the alleged conspiracy.

The estranged PTI leader made these comments while talking to the media after appearing before a fact-finding committee of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) set up to investigate the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya.

Also summoned was PTI Murad Saeed, but he submitted a written reply instead.

Mr Vawda told the media the FIA had handed him over a questionnaire with 10 points, adding he would respond to all the questions.

Following their claims of being aware of the alleged threats to the life of late journalist Arshad Sharif and his murder in Kenya, the FIA had summoned former ministers Vawda and Saeed to its headquarters in Islamabad.

Talking to the media, Vawda claimed the journalist's murder was planned in Pakistan and he hoped the culprits, who were very powerful, were arrested. However, he said the owner of a TV channel, who was being blamed for involvement in the case, had nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile Murad Saeed, in his letter sent to FIA Director Dr Muhammad Athar WahAeAAed and Intelligence Bureau Deputy Director General Omer Shahid Hamid, said since both officers were answerable to Interior MiAAnister Rana Sanaullah, they could not hold an independent and transparent inquiry.

He further wrote that the mother of Mr Sharif had already expressed her reservations and concerns over the investigation being led by the government.

'She has appealed for justice and expressed dissatisfaction over the government of Pakistan's handling of the matter. She clearly stated that she had no faith in the Pakistani government. While hoping for justice, two weeks ago, she penned a letter to the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) requesting him to form a high-level judicial commission to...

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